What to do when someone dies in the UK
In this section, we will guide you through the first few steps after the death of a loved one.
Watch our helpful video which carefully explains everything you will need to do; from registering a death to letting people know that a loved one has sadly passed away.
If you want to make sure all the important bits are taken care of, download our simple step-by-step checklist. We've listed the first few steps below to help you begin the process.
Within the first few days after a death you will need to:
- Get a Medical Certificate of the Cause of Death from a GP or hospital doctor.
- Register the death.
- Arrange for a Funeral Director to take your loved one into their care.
- Let people know about the death.
Our caring professionals are on hand to guide you throughout the process, every step of the way.
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What to do when someone dies checklist
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